Southern California– Today in the news; more on the two killers in San Bernardino.
They are both Muslims. This is HUGE. do you have any idea of what kind of impact this is going to have on public perceptions of Islam in the US?
How long has it been, really, since we have associated terrorism with Islam, since 9/11?
Well, since then, Americans have increasingly begun to place all Muslim’s into one category; capable of causing great harm and destruction.
Why? because an extremely small portion of the over 1 billion Muslims on this planet have claimed that their acts of terrorism are religiously motivated.
Which, for those who cannot disseminate between radicalized, violent individuals and followers of one of the five major world religions, equals:
all Muslims are somehow connected to terrorism, are extremists and are more likely than any other ethic group or religious group of committing acts of terror.
And you see, the events in San Bernardino, “only confirm this.” it reinforces this stupid yet wide-held belief.
It is my opinion that this is all a ploy.
whose ploy, you ask.
Well, the ploy of those who can gain from this division and isolation of Muslims. Maybe, perhaps, those with an interest to interject themselves into the middle east, home and heart of “the Muslim people.”
Perhaps a minority group being labeled terrorists allows said group to be targeted as the root of our suffering, and their extermination the path to our peace.